A US couple who were filmed outside their mansion waving guns at social justice protesters last summer have pleaded guilty to misdemeanour charges.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey agreed to give up the guns used in the 28 June confrontation in St Louis, Missouri, reports the BBC.
The couple, both lawyers, made national news when footage of them went viral, launching them to a cameo at last year's Republican National Convention.
McCloskey defended his reaction to what he called an "angry mob".
"I'd do it again," he said outside court on Thursday, US media report. "Any time the mob approaches me, I'll do what I can to put them in imminent threat of physical injury because that's what kept them from destroying my house and my family."
McCloskey, 63, pleaded guilty to misdemeanour fourth-degree assault and was fined $750. His wife, 61, pleaded guilty to misdemeanour harassment and was fined $2,000.
Because the charges are misdemeanours, the personal injury lawyers can keep their law licences and continue to own firearms.
Judge David Mason accepted their guilty pleas, but rejected their request to donate Mr McCloskey's rifle in a fundraiser, US media said.
A grand jury had indicted the couple on felony charges, which would have sent them to jail if convicted. But special prosecutor Richard Callahan said in a statement he opted for misdemeanour charges for a series of factors including "the age and lack of a criminal record for the McCloskeys, the fact they initially called the police, and the fact that no-one was hurt and no shots were fired".